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U.S. report: Much of the world's chocolate supply relies on more than a million child workers

Children from Burkina Faso are seen on a cocoa farm during their break from cutting down trees and clearing bushes in 2019 in the West African nation of Ivory Coast. Foto: Washington Post/Salwan Georges

The world's chocolate companies depend on cocoa produced with the aid of more than 1 million West African child laborers, according to a new report sponsored by the Labor Department.

The findings represent a remarkable failure by leading chocolate companies to fulfill a long-standing promise to eradicate the practice from their supply chains...

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